Campaign to protect children from pocket money-priced tobacco

Chard & Ilminster News: Campaign to protect children from pocket money-priced tobacco Campaign to protect children from pocket money-priced tobacco

PEOPLE in Chard and Ilminster are being asked to help protect children from the harmful effects of pocket money price illegal tobacco.

A campaign aims to increase awareness and encourage fewer people to buy it and urges whistleblowers to report it.

The initiative is being run by Somerset County Council and Smokefree South West.

Selling illegal tobacco is a criminal offence - you can report it to Devon and Somerset Trading Standards at www.devonsomersetradingst andards.gov.uk anonymously at www.stop-illegaltobacco.

co.uk or call Crimestoppers on 0800- 555111.

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7:30am Tue 15 Jul 14

CarterMagna says...

Yes, won't someone, for the love of god, think of the chiiiiiiiiildren. Pocket money price tobacco? If you think duty free baccy (which goes all the way from the packaging factories here, over to the continent and back again minus the 85% tax, which is the only reason for smuggling it) is pocket money priced, then I suggest that you may be the one smoking something illegal.
Yes, won't someone, for the love of god, think of the chiiiiiiiiildren. Pocket money price tobacco? If you think duty free baccy (which goes all the way from the packaging factories here, over to the continent and back again minus the 85% tax, which is the only reason for smuggling it) is pocket money priced, then I suggest that you may be the one smoking something illegal. CarterMagna
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8:23am Tue 15 Jul 14

peterla says...

Easy. Parents can do it at a stroke. Reduce pocket money.

P
Easy. Parents can do it at a stroke. Reduce pocket money. P peterla
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8:46am Tue 15 Jul 14

CarterMagna says...

Do you know what else is pocket money priced? Individual cans of beer...

Oh the horror!
Do you know what else is pocket money priced? Individual cans of beer... Oh the horror! CarterMagna
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